Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Emerging from the funk, fabric painting

Yesterday, I had an out of town doctor’s appointment, and today was the first day this week that I could do some creative work. This morning for the first time in weeks, I awakened feeling rested and ready to resume normal activities. I went to the pool for my lap swim and watersize. It felt so good and the energy lasted for the afternoon! 
This is what I’ve been doing a lot of lately so it felt good to finally feel inspired.

There’s a small project that I’ve been wanting to do and I felt up to it after lunch. I got out my paints and had a go at printing and painting some fabrics.
These are the best 2 I think.

They will need a bit more layering of textures.

If I’m satisfied, I’ll add some appliqué and stitch. These are about 12” each.

In the meantime, my chickadee piece is languishing on the coffee table, neeeding only a few stitches to finish it up.

I’ll be so glad to put the binding on this!

I have a commission for another one since I decided I’d like to keep this one.
 With pencil, I lightly sketched some of my chickadee pics onto a white cotton fabric. I will add color with paint to each one before adding stabilizer and thread painting them. 

If I do a few at a time, I’ll have them for future projects.

I’m writing this with my tea, taking a short break before I’ll get up to put a couple salmon steaks in the oven to bake - some leftover rice, and fresh steamed broccoli will round out the delicious but simple meal. My favourite.


Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Hi Holly, If only we lived closer, I would love to see your methods and learn from you. I'm very interested in your chickadee of my favourite birds. So happy you are feeling like yourself again!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Glad you're feeling better and well enough to play in your studio. I love those green fabrics and am curious to know what type of paint you used? Seeing your chickadee drawings made me wonder about a large-ish piece featuring all of them - perhaps clustering around a feeder or a birdbath.